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 Expert  727504

Expert in Global Sourcing, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Selection & Evaluation,Supply Chain Managment, Costing


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Maharashtra
India
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Expert, a Mechanical Engineer and MBA (Materials Management), carries with him a rich experience of 20 years in Strategic Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, ranging from Supplier Selection Process to Supplier Performance Measurement.

Expert is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has an expertise in ISO9000, TS16949, ISO14000 Quality Management Systems. He was on the Examiner's Panel of IMC's RBNQA which assesses Overall Excellence of Businesses in India. RBNQA is an Indian equivalent of Malcom Baldridge and Deming Award.

Expert has been heading the Purchasing function of a large auto-conglomerate in India, and his initiatives have resulted in a cost reduction of 2- 5% for Raw Materials consecutively for 4 years. He has led a team of purchasing professionals of 55 engineers, spread across 7 different manufacturing locations which has resulted into a very cost-competitive, quality oriented supply chain of 330 suppliers. Categories of various commodities and parts handled by Expert are steel tubes, bright bars, sintered parts, springs, stamped parts, rubber parts, plastic parts, aluminum casting, oil seals, forgings, machined parts, sheet metal fabrication, etc.

Expert also carries a significant expertise in Global Sourcing, especially from cost-competitive manufacturing from China and Thailand. With deep knowledge of various Free Trade Agreements in the world, Expert deploys it to bring down the cost of parts by strategic sourcing.

Expert believes in Process-Oriented approach and has expertise in developing various Supply Chain Processes right from Supplier Identification to Performance Measurement. He is a trained expert in Value Engineering and deployed in Value Engineering Techniques to various parts successfully.

Expert has been trained on following subjects: Value Engineering, TPM, ISO9000, TS16949, ISO 14000, Negotiation Techniques, Lean Management, Six Sigma, GRID Theory.

He has also presented various papers on Supply Chain Management in various conferences organized by Confederation Of Indian Industry, Indian Institute of Materials Management and Indian Value Engineers Society.

Expert has also championed the cause of Quality Circles and has facilitated his teams winning Gold Medals at division levels, state levels, regional level QC competitions, repeatedly.

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high tolerance sheet metal fabrication

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metal bending

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roll product vendor certification

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vendor control

Expert has spearheaded a Supply Chain function of a renowned, multi-locational, auto-compmonent MNC in India. JIT, Single Soucring, Vendor Managend Inventory, Comprehensive Cost Reduction programs through out the supply chain are a few of the initiatives launched by Expert. The supplier Quality Perofrmance has been below 500 ppm. As a Supply Chain Head, Key-result areas were- 1) 100% Delivery perofrmance of Suppliers 2) Qualty perofrmance- Less than 1000 ppm 3) Cost surplus of 2% every year
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supply chain management

Expert has a deployed his experience as an ISO 9000 auditor and RBNQA examiner, for

1) Identification of Potential Suppliers 2) Vendor Assessment- Quality Management System 3) Vendor Capability Evaluation- Manufacturing Capability-Quality 4) Vendor Capacity Evaluation- Manufacturing Capacity-Quantity 5) Asses Organisational Excellence of potential suppliers

He has also evaluated the performance of various suppliers based on- 1) Supplier Porcess Capability Measurement 2) Supplier OEE measurement 3) Suppler PPAP audit 4) Supplier S-H-E audits 5) Supplier QMS audits

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vendor quality auditing

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supplier quality engineering

As a Global Sourcing head, Expert has initiated China & Thailand Sourcing Strategy for the organization which resulted in direct and indirect savings in raw material cost. Direct saving was on account of purchase of key commodities and parts from China and Thailand suppliers, while indirect saving on account of pricing correction of Indian suppliers due to competition from Chinese/ Thai Supplier base.

Due to his expertise on Free Trade Agreements, the strategic purchasing from FTA countries had also resulted into significant savings. The global sourcing strategy deployed by Expert , encompasses time horizon of 3-5 years, which takes into account speculation on exchange rates, government policies, FTA phases, changes in customs duties etc.

Global sourcing program deployed by Expert was the result of a detailed critical study, SWOT analysis of Indian supplier base and SWOT of Chinese/Thai suppliers.

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international sourcing

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product sourcing

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quality auditing

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selection

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vendor selection

Due to his expertise is various manufacturing processes in meachanical engineering and costing thereof coupled with exposure to raw material pricing behaviour, Expert has adequate experience in estimating the costs of the manufactured parts. The well-practiced approach of why-why analysis to penetrate the costing details helped him bring out the optimal costing estimate of the manufactured parts.This has helped him retain the costs of RM and parts to the optimal levels year after year.

Expert has expertise in 1) Defining RFQ 2) Identifying Potential suppliers 3) Cost Estimation 4) Evaluaton of Offers 5) Negotiations Pricing 6) Negotiations Terms & Conditions 7) Finalisation of Commercial Contract 8) Finalisation of Technical Contract 9) Agreement with Supplier

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purchasing


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1988   MBA   Pune University Management Programme Centre   Pune University  
1985   B.E.   Mechanical Enginering   Manipal Institute of technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to 2006

 

Gabriel India Limited

 

Purchasing

 

Dy.General Manager- Central Purchase

 

Strategic Purchasing, Global Purchasing

1991 to 2004

 

Gabriel India Limited

 

Purchasing

 

Sr.Manager-Purchase

 

Purchasing


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Institution Of Engineers, Indian Institute of Materials Management, CII, NIMA

Professional Appointments

Examiner-RBNQA

Awards/Recognition

Six Sigma Black Belt, Examiner-RBNQA, Gold Medal-QC-2 Times, Silver Medal-QC


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has assisted a Chinese steel tube supplier through PPAP process which helped them garner a significant business from Indian customer.
  • Expert has also offered his consultancy to a Rubber part manufacturer in developing a QMS which resulted into a Zero PPM performance
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Vendor Selection, Vendor Evaluation
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
China   Expert has been visiting China from Dec 2004 till today, every four months.

Purpose of the visit is Supplier Identification, Evaluation, Part Development, Production Part Approval, Supplier Audits, Negotiations.

Thailand   Expert has been visiting Thailand from Dec 2004 till today, every four months.

Purpose of the visit is Supplier Identification, Evaluation, Part Development, Production Part Approval, Supplier Audits, Negotiations.

Malaysia   Expert has been visiting Malaysia from Dec 2004 till today, every four months.

Purpose of the visit is Supplier Identification, Evaluation, Part Development, Production Part Approval, Supplier Audits, Negotiations.


Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
English  

Market Research:
Steel Tubes, Steel Sheets, Springs, Aluminum Gravity Die Casting, Aluminum Pressure Die Casting, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Stampings, Rubber Moldings

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Six Sigma, ISO9000, TS16949, ISO14000,Value Engineering, Finance For Non-Financial Executives, TPM, Lean Management, GRID Theory, Talent Management, Negotiating Skills, International Trade

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

India, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia

Other Skills and Services

Free Trade Agreements, Global Sourcing, Cost Estimation, Value Engineering


 

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